This program was established for those amateurs that are members of the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR but don't have a desire to be in a show ring. It allows those amateurs to exhibit their Shetlands and Miniatures thru other venues and earn their amateur awards including an amateur jacket as a Supreme Amateur in the Amateur Companion/Excellence program. To participate, you must hold a current Amateur card and the Shetland and Miniatures must be registered with the ASPC/AMHR. The member must hold a current Amateur card when they are doing the activity, you CANNOT obtain an amateur card at the end of the year and expect the activity to count.
There are two opportunities to the program:
The Amateur Excellence can be used with multiple registered horses or just one horse, but all must be owned by the same member in good standing with a current amateur card.
The awards and points will be cumulative. The points are perpetual, not annual and can be won multiple times. It might take more than one year to accumulate your points, that is fine - they will keep accumulating until you have earned 500 points. This program focuses on our members involvement in community service. Download Amateur Excellence Program Form
The second opportunitiy is for one horse/one owner:
The same points are used but there is only one Companion Horse award. This award is for one horse achieving 500 points. you will receive a monogrammed jacket honoring your achievement with your name, horse's name, year completed and the organization logo. Download Amateur Companion Horse Form
Visit American Driving Society for CDE/VSE events you can participate in with your ASPC/AMHR registered horses. You must hold a current amateur card at the time of the event.
Electronic submissions of paperwork will be accepted. The records must be kept on paper only and your forms MUST be signed by the event sponsor and emailed or sent through the US mail. A copy of your amateur card MUST be enclosed with your paperwork. All submitted paperwork must be postmarked or received by December 31st of current show season. All awards will be ordered and shipped to each member at the beginning of the next show season.
Please submit forms to the home office: ASPC, Inc. - ATTN: Tina Byers, 81B E. Queenwood Rd, Morton, IL, 61550.
For questions, contact:
Ms. Janice Bryant - 2016 McFarland Ave., Rossville, GA, 30741.
Please take advantage of these wonderful awards and have fun with your ponies and minis!